Count up those books whose pages you have read
Throughout the years of your life,
The dreams they have inspired,
Both in a sleep depraved state
And an over eagerness to change the world.
How many ‘what if’s’ can you count?
How many ‘if only’s’ can you recall?
Brain charged, heart fuelled,
How many lost loves?
Literary and literally.
How many half started ideals lost by the way?
How many motivating tales, lost by real life?